Friday, August 16, 2013

Andy Murray almost won a set and other happenings from Friday

The Outer Courts' personal kitchen for the week.
While The Outer Courts was caught up live blogging America vs. Serbia at Center Court, there were several other quarterfinal matches going on across the complex, apparently. Below you'll find a brief recap of the action we missed while enjoying our free pretzels and Diet Coke in the media center.

Berdych handles Murray, 6-3, 6-4.

Not long after world No. 1 Novak Djokovic fell victim to a John Isner upset, the ATP's second-ranked player was dismissed from the tournament as well. Andy Murray is now free to pack up his bags and leave the 'Nati to do as he pleases until the U.S Open. Take with you all the spaghetti infused chili your little heart desires, but you gotta go. Your time here is over, lad. Don't touch the roller coasters.

Berdych was awarded the grand prize of having to face the Nadal/Federer winner in the semis.

Serena Williams won, almost broke a sweat in the process.

Venus' kid sister needed only an hour to send Simona Halep home from the W&S Open. Serena won 6-0, 6-4 on Center Court before I even realized it was going on.

No, really, I walked back upstairs from Isner's press conference and it was over. Crowd dispersed.

Dmitry Tursunov lost but is excited about his Five Guys.
He Instragrammed this photo of a massive burger with the caption, "Whole Foods can only take you to quarter-finals, Five Guys Burgers can take you heaven. Twice! Now the chia and hemp seeds are under bacon attack #foorgasm #foodcoma"

I'll stick to my Hot Head Burritos.

Federer and Nadal XXXI in one hour...